Installing SU Podium for SketchUp

The SU Podium installation process is dependant on the version that you are installing, and whether or not you have a previous version installed.

Reminder - SU Podium V2.5 and V2.6 licenses are not interchangeable. Make sure you download the version you own.

  • SU Podium V2.5 licenses contain 16 letters and numbers -- xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • SU Podium V2.6 licenses contain 18 letters and numbers, staring with 'PD' -- PDxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

V2.5 licenses can be upgraded to SU Podium V2.6 for a small fee — info and pricing here.

Are you installing SU Podium V2.5 or V2.6?


SU Podium V2.6 installation guides

Installing SU Podium V2.6 for the first time - (.RBZ installer )

  • You are installing SU Podium for the first time ever on a device.
  • Or you are installing SU Podium for the first time in a new SketchUp version. For example: you just updated from SketchUp 2019 to 2020, and need to install SU Podium.
  • Deactivate your Podium V2.6 license before updating your SketchUp version.

  • School labs or corporations with more than one user per computer - Scroll to the .exe/pkg documentation below.

Updating to SU Podium V2.6.044 (or newer) from previous V2.6.04x(or older).

Read here if you are installing an incremental V2.6.xxx update within the same SketchUp version. For example — you currently SU Podium V2.6.041 for SketchUp 2019/ 2020 installed, and are updating to V2.6.046 for SketchUp 2019 or SketchUp 2020.

SU Podium V2.6.044/45/46 uses a different installation method than any previous SU Podium version, and also changes the default install directory. If you are updating to V2.6.044 or newer within the same SketchUp version:

  • You must uninstall your previous version before installing V2.6.04x
  • V2.6 users must deactivate their license before updating to V2.6.044 or newer.

First time install — SU Podium V2.6 from .exe or .pkg installer

  • You are installing an SU Podium V2.6 for the first time on a device, or for the first time in a new SketchUp version.
  • If you are a school or a corporation with mutliple user accounts per computer, these executable installs will work better than RBZ installs.

Upgrading from SU Podium V2.5 to V2.6

You currently have SU Podium V2.5 installed and need to upgrade to V2.6 within the same SketchUp version.

  • You must uninstall SU Podium V2.5 before installing V2.6.043
  • V2.5 users need to upgrade their license in order to activate V2.6.

SU Podium V2.5 installation guides

Installing SU Podium V2.5 for the first time

  • You are installing SU Podium for the first time ever on a device.
  • Or you are installing SU Podium for the first time in a new SketchUp version. For example: you just updated from SketchUp 2019 to 2020, and need to install SU Podium.
  • No uninstall is required in either case.

Updating SU Podium V2.5 within the same SketchUp version.

  • Read here if you are installing an incremental V2.5.xxx update within the same SketchUp version.
  • OFor example — you currently SU Podium V2.5.904 for SketchUp 2019 installed, and need to update to V2.5.908 for SketchUp 2019.
  • You must uninstall the old version first

Related pages and articles:

SU Podium written tutorials

Tutorials Page - Written Podium tutorials and other documentation.

SU Podium video tutorials

Additional videos - Videos that aren't part of the getting started series.

Upgrade to SU Podium V2.6

Upgrading to V2.6 - What's new in V2.6? Download the update here.

Exterior residential render

Intro to Rendering - A written introduction to Podium rendering, with step by step images.

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Support hub - Click here if you are having trouble getting started